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Amotekun Has Fallen Below The Expectations Of The People – OPC



The Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC has come out to say that South-West governors have failed to keep to guidelines on the formation of the regional security network (codenamed: Amotekun) especially in the area of recruitment.

OPC recently revealed that the security outfit has fallen below the expectations of people in the geopolitical zone in curtailing crimes in the zone.

According to the Ondo state Coordinator of OPC, Mr Pius Ogunsanya the governors should return to the resolutions adopted at Lagos and Ibadan summits on the establishment of the security network, to salvage the situation.

He added that the recent killings and kidnappings in the region, especially Akure were very avoidable if necessary steps were taken.

His words, “As a way to put a final stop to such deadly attacks, kidnapping and killings along the highways across the region, South West Governors should go back to the resolutions reached at both the Ibadan and Lagos security summits.

“They should implement the recommendations as originally approved by all the stakeholders, including the Aare Onakankafo of Yoruba, Gani Adams who headed the local militia groups such as Hunters’ Associations, Agbekoya and Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) to the summits.”

“The Amotekun you see parading the streets in their branded vehicles are not fashioned along with the original recommendations of the stakeholders at the security summits that brought to life the security outfit, I can authoritatively say it.”

“Take the case of Ondo state as an example; just a few numbers of OPC, VGN and hunters’ members made the list at the formal recruitment and launch of the outfit a few months ago.

“We didn’t know how they shared the slots among the politicians to make up the corps.

“This has really caused big lapses and deficiencies in the operations of the Amotekun corps as we can now see.”

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